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Mechanical Engineer

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

York, Birmingham, Manchester, , GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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Around the world, SYSTRA’s specialists plan, design, integrate, test, commission, project manage and deliver mass transit and mobility solutions that are relied on by more than 50 million people every day.

For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their transport infrastructure with sustainability, accessibility and innovation at the heart of our designs. With over 8,250 colleagues globally and around 1000 in the UK & Ireland we are growing significantly and seeking out the very best talent to join the SYSTRA signature team and be part of leading the way in infrastructure design.


We currently have an opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer to join our engineering team.  This position within our MEP engineering team will suit a committed and ambitious engineer who can demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to play their part in a dynamic high-performance team.


The Mechanical Engineer will work with a team of engineers producing the design delivery of allocated MEP Projects as instructed by the projects Lead MEP Engineer.

This role could be based in any of our UK offices, adopting a hybrid working model blending home working with time in the office as benefits your projects. Our priority is finding the right individual to excel in this role and we would be very interested to hear from you if you believe you fulfil the requirements listed below.


Main Duties


The Mechanical Engineer’s main duties will be the production of MEP designs as instructed by the projects Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE) and/or Lead Engineer and to be responsible for:


  • Ensuring designs are completed to meet CRE/Lead Engineers requirements.
  • Ensuring designs are completed to the timescales agreed with the CRE/Lead Engineer.
  • Planning the allocated design works to meet the agreed timescales.
  • Identify changes to the projects client requirements and raise the changes with the CRE/Lead Engineer.


Experience and qualifications


  • Minimum HNC or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • This role requires a good understanding of CSM/CDM regulations and requirements. (internal training will be provided.)
  • Experience of working in Network Rail IP ProjectWise & BIM Standards
  • Experience in the use of Hevacomp and/or Thermal Modelling Design Software.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of mechanical services design within the built environment or transpor in infrastructure including HVAC, Public Health, Building Physics and BIM
  • Detailed knowledge of multi-disciplinary issues associated with M&E and building services
  • Detailed knowledge of construction principles and standards


Our three core values: Excellence, Connected Teams and Bold Leadership are kept at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest levels of technical excellence, achieving the best results through teamwork, both locally and internationally, and reward innovative thinking through encouraging all colleagues to think as leaders. We offer clear and well supported pathways for career development and qualification attainment, a competitive remuneration package including a bonus and private healthcare, an electric car scheme and a broad suite of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

Because we value who you are as much as what you do, we want you to feel supported at work. We offer hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with time in our modern, well-equipped offices for that crucial in-person contact, team development and collaborative working. We also recognise that life doesn’t always run to the same schedule for everyone, so we have a dedicated flexible working policy to support you in tailoring your work life to reach your full potential, for more details on this, please get in touch.

Diversity & Inclusion

We provide a warm welcome and encourage applications from a diverse range of people who can enrich our company and offer perspectives which will drive better solutions in a truly inclusive environment. Our employee led working groups and clearly defined strategy help us to keep at the leading edge of important issues and keep us accountable. We want our colleagues to feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work and continually seek new ideas and contributions to ensure we continue to grow and develop in this space.


It’s no surprise that people do their best work when they feel physically and mentally supported. Our SYSTRA Wellness Programme offers a wide range of support; from Wellness champions, to free health checks, healthy eating workshops and regular seminars, alongside access to a wide range of external support. We offer two paid days for charity work and an ever-growing social calendar.

Apply and find out more about how Systra can support you in your career journey. If you require any adjustments to support you in your application or interview process please email:  where your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.

As we are always looking to expand our team, we would still be interested in hearing from you if you fulfil most, but not all, of the relevant criteria for the role – you could still be just what we are looking for.